A second Tasmanian construction firm has won a tender as part of the University of Tasmania's redevelopment of the Inveresk campus.
Fairbrother on Wednesday was announced as the successful recipient of the tender for the second phase of the Inveresk redevelopment - the River's Edge building.
Fairbrother is one of Tasmania's largest construction firms and joins Vos Construction, which won the tender for stage one of the campus build, the student experience and library.
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Fairbrother general manager Kurt Arnold said the company was proud to be involved in such an essential project to Northern Tasmania.
"The significant construction program will enable our continued commitment to the Tasmanian construction industry, employing local tradespeople, businesses and suppliers," Mr Arnold said.
"It also provides a unique and challenging project on which to train and educate our young apprentices."
Communications and Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher said the project was a key initiative under the Launceston City Deal to establish Launceston as one of Australia's most innovative and liveable regional cities.
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"The project will revitalise the region's economy and during construction will create about 100 full-time equivalent jobs, including for apprentices," Minister Fletcher said.
Launceston pro-vice-chancellor Dom Geraghty said having another Tasmanian firm win the tender for construction was a significant milestone to achieve.
"We're really delighted with the fact that we've had two Tasmanian firms building the first two campus buildings," Professor Geraghty said.
"What we'd been trying to do from the outset, was to encourage the pipeline of apprentices, so we're really excited that Tasmanian first have won out."
Professor Geraghty said the buildings' construction would employ a lot of people and would help boost Tasmania's economy.
North-West-based bridge company BridgePro also won the tender for the pedestrian bridge, which is under construction.
Tasmanian State Growth Minister Michael Ferguson said he looked forward to construction beginning.
"This project will mean more jobs for locals, capitalising on the skills pipeline we have been building through a concerted vocational training push in the region," Mr Ferguson said.
"It is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Launceston's history and we're pleased to have one of Tasmania's leading construction companies building River's Edge."
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Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge said it would provide Northern Tasmania with world-class learning facilities.
"These facilities will strengthen links between the university and industry, government and businesses in the region, and encourage growth, innovation and productivity," he said.
UTAS vice-chancellor Rufus Black said that delivering the Northern Transformation Program was crucial for the region's growth at such a critical time for economies around the world.
"For years to come, the education, research and innovation that will happen in the Inveresk Precinct will support and shape the future of Launceston, our island and beyond," Professor Black said.
River's Edge is the second building to be constructed as part of UTAS' Northern Transformation project, including the redevelopment of the Inveresk and Cradle Coast campuses.
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